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Over the last few years, Michael Patterson’s engaging personality while covering the local news has captivated California residents. And now, the anchor recently announced he’s moving on to the next step of his career. Michael Patterson is leaving North Coast News TV in February 2023 for personal reasons. So, for those KAEF ABC 23/KBVU FOX 28 viewers who followed his career and want to know the reason behind his departure from the station and where he is going, keep reading to find out.

Michael Patterson’s Education and Career

Southern California native Michael Patterson grew up in San Diego and attended California State University, Fullerton. In 2019, he received a BA in Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

While in college, he had a short stint hosting for AfterbuzzTV. He was also a sports anchor and reporter for the campus media outlet.

His first job after college was at KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding, California. During his year there, Patterson covered stories for the Chico–Redding market on the station’s Daybreak program, including the 2018 fires that destroyed Paradise Ridge.

By 2020, the beach culture Patterson grew up in drew him to Humboldt County in Eureka, California. He has been part of the KAEF ABC 23/KBVU FOX 28 news team since then.

Michael Patterson Leaving North Coast News TV

Michael Patterson anchored the evening news on North Coast News TV for almost three years. In addition to anchoring, he managed a team of staff, did interviews, and produced several newscasts.

Not only has he progressed tremendously at North Coast News, but Patterson also has what it takes to make it in the industry. So, it’s no surprise that the anchor already got an opportunity to advance in his career. But that also means he is saying goodbye to the KAEF ABC 23/KBVU FOX 28 news family.

The announcement was made during a news broadcast and on social media, with Patterson’s last day on the air being March 1. After he signs off from the station, the anchor is heading to Bakersfield.

Michael Patterson is leaving North Coast News TV to join the team at KBAK in March as the new evening anchor on Bakersfield Now.

According to his statement, the move will allow Patterson and his girlfriend to be closer to their families. He also hinted that they are planning to take their relationship to the next step soon, and this new career move allows them to do so.

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Moreover, the anchor expressed his gratitude to his KAEF ABC 23/KBVU FOX 28 family and the Humboldt County community for welcoming him and for the experience he gained there.

And be sure not to miss Michael Patterson’s last day on North Coast News TV before he moves on. But you can still stay connected with him via social media.